What is Angiography?

Angiography is a cardiovascular imaging technique used to visualize the blood vessels of the heart and cardiovascular system which supplies blood to the vital organs and the whole body, with a specific interest in the arteries, veins, and heart chambers. This is traditionally done by injecting a radio-opaque contrast agent into the blood vessel and imaging is done using X-ray-based techniques such as fluoroscopy. One of the most common angiographies performed is to visualize the blood in the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. A sterile, long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is used to administer the X-ray contrast agent at the desired area to visualize any abnormality exists or not. The catheter is threaded on the atraumatic wire into an artery through the groin or forearm artery and is advanced through the arterial system to selectively engage the coronary artery or any other artery of interest. X-ray images of radio-contrast distribution within the blood flowing inside the coronary arteries allow visualization of the size of the artery and the blockages. The whole procedure is done without any general anesthesia or stitches and it's practically a painless procedure. The presence or absence of atherosclerosis or atheroma within the walls of the arteries can be clearly determined. When you think of engaging the best angiography doctor in Mumbai then write to us or call now.